Let’s Make Games!

Posted: 25 November, 2014

Do you like playing games and have you ever thought about making them? The DIT ‘Lets Make Games!’ Workshop takes place this year on Saturday 13 December 2014 in DIT Aungier Street from 10am to 4pm.  This fast-paced workshop will take participants through a variety of challenges of game design, along with practical advice and plenty of practice. The workshop is open to transition year students and above.

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The workshop is sponsored by DIT, The Irish Computer Society and Microsoft Ireland. According to Dr. Bryan Duggan in the School of Computing, participation in the workshop is FREE and all participants will receive lunch and a free DIT tee-shirt. “We will also be giving prizes of an XBOX One Games Console and gift vouchers. The workshop will be facilitated by Ian Schreiber. Ian is a games programmer, game designer, and professor of game design at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. He is a co-founder of Global Game Jam, the largest annual game creation event in the world.”

Dr. Duggan says no experience is necessary but advises students to, “Prepare to stretch your mind and grow your game design skills. This workshop is a series of practical, hands-on exercises that focus on game design. Most of the exercises are small-group (3 to 5) in nature, and involve making games from provided components such as paper, index cards, and dice, then playing and modifying the games.

Students who would like to attend should register online at www.dit.ie/computing

The School of Computing in the DIT offers three undergraduate degrees (BSc Computer Science, BSc Computer Science International and BSc Computing) where students can learn core, transferrable skills for a rewarding and exciting career in the IT Industry. The School of Media in DIT offers an innovative new BSc in Game Design which combines the craft of games design with computer science. More details on this course can be found on online at www.istory.ie.


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